The Tuaran town is located in the West Coast Division of Sabah; the most famous landmark of this town would be the nine-storey Chinese pagoda. The town also serves as a good stopover town for travelers from the northern towns (Kudat, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud and Tenghilan) to the state capital of Kota Kinabalu.
Mount Kinabalu from resort
Need a place for a vacation? Faraway from annoying technologies? I know one place that might be your interest. Let me introduce you to my guide. Before that enjoy the pictures.
Road to the resort
It's me. Just me. I'm your guide for today. Hello readers. Care to visit to my place? A resort in Sabah with three Moai-like statues as its trademark. Where is it?
Built near a sandy white beach, Mimpian Jadi Resort formerly known as Kampung Resort and Club Sabah is in Tuaran, about 1 hour drive via Tuaran new road from Kota Kinabalu.
This long beach is only 200 meters in front the resort. A nice grass patch seperate between the resort and the beach.
The place is quite, away from city noises, enjoying scenery. Everyone must like the beach and the sea waves.
For your information, a Cuvier’s Beaked Whale was found dead at this beach in 1997, which according to scientists, was the first time such a whale was found in Sabah. The whale skeleton is now in UMS's Marine Museum.
It is 14.1 feet (4.43m) skeleton of a Cuvier’s Beaked Whale.
New species discovered in Resort
"Looks like a cross between a crayfish and a lobster with characteristics of a prawn and crab. Experts in Sabah were stumped about the identity of this crustacean. One day in January 2006, Manager of this Mimpian Jadi Resort in Tuaran, noticed this creature crossing the road leading to his resort.
Never seen such creature in life, Christopher Chan approach the local news paper Daily Express for help. Picture was showed to staff in Fisheries Department but there are more than 500 species of crayfish in the world. Could this be one of the 500 or could it even be a new species?"
Private jetty provides a host of events such as a water village cruise, mangrove cruise, water bicycle, canoeing, fishing, crab catching, jet skis, banana boat and fish trawling. Other activities are horse riding, Malay blowpipe, lawn bowling, beach soccer, beach volleyball, batik painting, pottery making, beach bike, lawn croquet, shell digging, ping pong, etc.
Here, we had an enjoyable time dipping and splashing in the pool and enjoying sea view, the kids dipping in the pool and the parents/teachers gets intimated… Most of the pictures taken when we had a Year 6 Motivation camp.